Physical education students and staff from UAA traveled to Valdez over the weekend of Feb. 1-3 to do a fitness assessment for the community. Photo courtesy of UAA Department of Physical Education.

UAA physical education students take Know Your Numbers to Valdez

Know Your Numbers is an annual program put on by UAA’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department that occurs between October and December. The program allows anyone to sign up, including students, employees and...

Community, consent and conversation

The Little Black Dress Doesn’t Mean Yes event is on track to have another successful year of starting conversations about sexual assault, consent and respect. The name of the event was created around the idea...

Does Alaska have enough to offer UAA graduates?

The population of people age 20 to 29 has steadily declined over the past seven years and is not expected to grow in the next 20, according to the Alaska Bureau of Labor Statistics. UAA...

New campaign encourages becoming a better bystander

Posters of UAA students, faculty, staff and community members sporting new ink have been posted across campus. The photos include a portrait of an individual with motivating, encouraging words like “we will not stand...

From outer space to Anchorage

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program held its 24th annual celebration on Jan. 18. This year’s theme was “Beyond the Stratosphere.” The celebration included close to 100 ANSEP students from all over the state,...

‘Bigger than hockey’: Alaska Warriors Hockey brings together veterans and awareness

Alaska Warriors Hockey is coming to the Sullivan Arena with the Seawolves. Warriors Hockey is a hockey league under USA Hockey specifically designed for military veterans of any branch who have a disability or are...

UAA professor invited to work with NASA to send spacecraft to Jupiter’s smallest moon

Simon Kattenhorn, who has a doctorate in geological and environmental sciences and a master’s degree in geology, is a professor at UAA and the director of the Department of Geological Sciences. NASA reached out to...

‘One day at a time’: Katie Irwin’s journey to commencement

On Dec. 16, hundreds of UAA students will gather in the Alaska Airlines Center and receive their hard-earned diplomas. Before walking the stage though, fall Class of 2018's commencement speaker, Katie Irwin, will deliver...

Hunger and Homelessness Support Network pushes to raise awareness about student struggles

New work group seeks to create resources for homeless and hungry students.

PB&J Drive helps students fight hunger

For the last 10 years, Parking Services has hosted Food for Fines, better known as the PB&J Drive. The on-campus food drive, which took place from Nov. 5 - 16, gave students a chance...

Search and rescue safety

Snow is falling, temperatures are dropping and winter is in full swing. Although beautiful, winter can pose some hidden dangers often overlooked by those getting outside. One of those dangers when hiking or exploring in the...

Word of Mouth: Yak and Yeti brings flavors as diverse and delightful as West...

Replacing Marty’s Bagel Deli in 2012, the addition of Yak and Yeti brought flavor and diversity to the REI strip mall, a perfect reflection of the various demographics that reside in the West Anchorage...

Finals week survival guide

Tips and advice from the UAA community

Strengthening cultural traditions far from home

The Giving Thanks Dance Festival and Potluck is an opportunity for Alaska Native groups to share their traditional dancing and culture with the community. The UAA Native Student Council hosted the fifth annual event. “Many students...

Word of Mouth: Spenard pop-up offers elevated comfort-foods with artisanal flair

Craft brews, live music and hearty food — need I say more? La Bodega has been offering craft beers and wines to Anchorage residents for over 12 years. La Bodega has since been searching for...

College Cookbook Thanksgiving Edition: Lost in the sauce – a simple recipe for homemade...

Throughout my childhood, cranberry sauce was always an integral focal point at each Thanksgiving celebration. Growing up in a family that spent countless hours each summer picking berries for Thanksgiving, it was not only...

ASL Club offers a new sign of community

The American Sign Language Club, also known as the ASL Club, is making strides to be inclusive of all who are interested in learning their language. The ASL Club has been around for many years...

‘Bullets and Ballots’: UAA student’s essay featured in Forbes

UAA student Phillip Granath’s award-winning essay “Bullets and Ballots: Voting Is Our Responsibility” was featured on the Forbes magazine website. The English major won an essay contest put on during UAA’s inaugural Democracy and...

Word of Mouth: Anchorage’s take on Tuscan tastes

When Mark Harlan worked overseas in Italy, the peculiar flavors of Italian cuisine swept him off his feet. Inspiration would soon become ambition, and with the support of longtime friend, Marco Terracciano, Marco T’s...

Midterm elections: UAA community weighs in before, after

On Election Day last week, I asked five members of the UAA community five questions about how they voted. Each participant was also asked to predict election outcomes, then asked to reflect on election...

Dr. Kaoru Iokibe presents ‘Basic Elements of the Modern Japanese History’

Dr. Kaoru Iokibe is a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics. His research focuses on the political and diplomatic history of modern Japan. Iokibe presented “Distance, Time, Crossroads, and...

UAA’s rising star: Meet Devan Hawkins

“I’m addicted ,” said Devan Hawkins. “Nothing makes me more frustrated but nothing makes me happier." Hawkins, a senior studying social work at UAA just finished starring in the latest production from the UAA Department...

‘Up to Us’: Raising national debt awareness on campus

“The longer we wait to make sustainable fiscal policy decisions… the more it’s going to have a negative impact on us,” said Lauren Criss-Carboy, a sophomore studying international studies at UAA. Criss-Carboy and the rest...

Word of Mouth: To slurp or not to slurp: An authentic ramen experience in...

In Japanese culture, slurping your ramen is not only accepted, but also encouraged! Serving as the most efficient method of enjoying a bowl of piping hot noodles, it also conveys one's utmost compliments to...

Word of Mouth: Anchorage’s favorite Hawaiian joint

In Hawaii, hearing someone mention “‘ono grinds” is music to the ears of a local as it probably means some good eats are nearby. “‘Ono” means delicious and “grinds” means food in Hawaiian slang. With...

Steve Konkel presents Alaska Decision Making 2018

Dr. Steve Konkel teaches Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in the College of Business and Public Policy at UAA. He’s published a statewide inventory and economic assessment of wind generation as well as studies of...

Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

The Alaska Federation of Natives is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Members include 186 federally recognized tribes, 177 village corporations, 12 regional corporations and 12 nonprofit and tribal consortiums. The federation advocates...

FUSION provides new community involvement opportunities

UAA’s community service program “For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhoods,” better known as FUSION, has recently gone through some changes in order to provide more volunteer opportunities for students. The FUSION program aims...

Wool socks: A catalyst for social change

A willingness to care. A passion for connection. A platform for change. When these factors converge, they enable progress and understanding in our community. Mikey Huff saw a need to connect with people in the...

Word of Mouth: From Oma’s kitchen to The Last Frontier

Located in Mountain View, West Berlin is serving delicious German and Bavarian fare that could rival what your Oma "(grandmother" in German) used to make. On a street with an abundance of restaurants from...